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Does My AC Need an Air Filter?


If your HVAC system has a ventilation system, it will almost certainly require an air filter. There could be a few issues if your system does not have an air filter. One issue that could arise is with your heating system. Dust and particles could cause your unit to cycle on a high limit and put unnecessary stress on the heat exchanger if they got inside it.


Can Your AC Run without a Filter?

Even though your air conditioning system will work without a filter, experts recommend against it because it can cause severe damage to your AC system and then you’ll need to pay for expensive repairs.


What is the Role of an Air Filter?

HVAC air filters accomplish exactly what their name implies. They clean the air you breathe. Essentially, air filters prevent dust, pollen, and other material from building on the interior components of your HVAC system. They don't merely keep out the usual pollutants.

They're also in charge of keeping larger particles out of your air conditioner and preventing harm.Dirty, unchanged air filters are the number one cause of problems with your heating and air conditioning unit.


How Often Should I Change My Air Filters?

We recommend checking your HVAC filter every month to assess whether you need to replace it. Most likely, you’ll be required to change it once every three months. However, there’s no general answer to this question; it all depends on the type of air filter your AC unit requires. Other factors include the environmental conditions inside your house and the season. It stands to reason then that if you’re in a dusty area such as the desert, you will need a better quality air filter to keep out all that dust, and it will need to be changed more frequently.


Need Help?

Replacing the air filter in your heating and air conditioning system is a simple approach to improve the efficiency of your system. Schedule a service call with our team of certified HVAC technicians today!

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